Real Madrid will play their home games at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, with the Bernabeu still undergoing some renovation work. Barcelona returned to La Liga with a 4-0 win over Mallorca to extend their advantage over Real Madrid to five points at the top of the table.
REAL MADRID TEAM NEWSCourtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo.
Subs: Areola, Altube, Militao, Mendy, Hernandez, Valverde, Rodriguez, Isco, Bale, Asensio, Diaz, Junior.
EIBAR TEAM NEWS
Dmitrovic, Soares, Oliveira, Correa, Arbilla, Alvarez, Exposito, Orellana, De Blasis, Cristoforo, Kike.
Subs: Yoel, Burgos, Bigas, Angel, Tejero, Cubero, Diop, Leon, Inui, Quique, Enrich, Charles.
A moment of silence to remember all the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
REAL MADRID vs EIBAR LIVE!
Kick-off! Real Madrid get us underway
GOAL! REAL MADRID 1-0 EIBAR (Kroos, 4)
Benzema started the move, breaking free down the left before driving into the penalty area, but VAR has allowed the goal to stand. Kroos, produced a superb finish to give the hosts the lead.
Eibar have responded well to the early set back and Cristofro gets a shot away from distance, forcing a save from Courtois.
Kike shoots over the crossbar under pressure from Carvajal and he thinks he has been fouled but there’s no intervention from VAR.
Modric’s pass bounces through to Dmitrovic.
Kroos looks to release Rodrygo down the left, but the forward cannot keep the ball in play.
Marcelo, has plenty of time and space to whip in a cross.
Hazard and Rodrygo switch flanks.
GOAL! REAL MADRID 2-0 EIBAR (Ramos, 30)
WATER BREAK!Ramos scored the first goal at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium back in 2006!
GOAL! REAL MADRID 3-0 EIBAR (Marcelo, 37)
Marcelo, powers the ball across goal and into the bottom corner to add Real’s third and his first goal of the season.
Correa fires the ball into the Real Madrid box but Varance clears for the hosts.
Marcelo puts a cross to Ramos but he could not keep the ball in play.
TWO minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half..
HALF TIME! Goals from Kroos, Ramos and Marcelo have put Real Madrid upfront and might close the gap to Barcelona at the top to two points again!
KICK OFF! Eibar get the second half. underway…
Mendy on for Carvajal at right-back.
Courtois makes a smart save to keep out Exposito’s curled effort.
Courtois, dives across to tip Expositio’s powerful drive from 25 yards around the post.
Enrich, Leon and Bigas replace Kike, Rafa and Orellana.
Enrich, with what is his first touch, is a header off the crossbar.
GOAL! REAL MADRID 3-1 EIBAR (Bigas, 60)
A triple change for the hosts as Bale, Eder Militao and Vinicius Jr. replace Rodrygo, Ramos and Hazard.
Leon drills the ball at Courtois, who makes a smart block.
It’s time for the drinks break!
Eibar as Inui replaces De Blasis.
A final change for Real as Valverde replaces Modric.
Eibar also make a change with Arbilla replaced by Burgos.
Bale cuts inside onto his left foot but produces an awful pass in search of Vinicius Jr.
There will be FOUR minutes of added time…
90 + 4 min
Real Madrid 3-1 victory to close the gap to league leaders Barcelona to two points.
The first half as goals from Kroos, Ramos and Marcelo.
Eibar pulled a goal back midway through the second half.